Nana Dijo; Irresolute Radiography of Black Consciousness
SUN | AAACC | 2PM-4PM
Nana Dijo is an urgent historical registry in the form of a documentary, filmed in Mexico, Honduras, Uruguay, Argentina and the United States, which opens a crucial platform of analysis about race relations by transgressing beyond the parameters of “safe discourses” imposed by culturalist agendas. The narrative sewed into Nana Dijo grows out from the body of the oppressed as an auto-cartographic experience that trespasses the borders created by nation-states. Nana Dijo is the black experience, often hidden in the colonized psyche, which goes out for a walk each Sunday through the vernacular experience of our grandmothers.
Navigating in a cultural industry flooded with politically conservative projects about afro-descendency, with approaches that are fully subordinated to the cultural hegemonies and with the only intention to exoticize and not to empower the body of the oppressed, Nana Dijo emerges as a solid effort to affirm the Black experience narratives in first person.